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Part-Time Educational Programming Coordinator (Contract Employee)

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Nov 2, 2021

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Position: Part-Time Educational Programming Coordinator (Contract Employee)
Location: Virtual (Remote)
Type: Support needed on an ad hoc basis depending on program scheduling 


The Short Version: At nXu, we believe that it's not enough to teach kids academic skills; We owe it to them to help them identify and pursue their purpose in the world. We work with K-12 educators to support their work in developing their students' sense of purpose. We also work directly with high school and college students to articulate their purpose and map the path they will take to live their lives with purpose.


The Long Version: nXu is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to catalyze and equip youth and adults to explore, articulate, and pursue their purpose by developing social and emotional learning skills. Overseen by nationally recognized educators including the co-founders of Transcend Education, we have developed a research & evidence-based purpose development methodology, curriculum, and program model that can be deployed in-person, online, and on a blended basis. We offer a training program as well as a purpose development curriculum to schools, and we also directly implement programming both online and in person with students both in school and out of school.


We’re looking for a part-time Educational Programming Coordinator to provide ongoing operational support for our live programming. The Educational Programming Coordinator  will provide essential operational support for participants, presenters, and partner organizations before, during, and after programming. This teammate will have a commitment to providing inclusive and people-centered customer service and a thorough attention to detail. Ideally, they have had experience coordinating events (virtual and/ or in person). This teammate will name problems when they see them and will work to identify solutions that meet the needs of nXu. Ideally, they will also be able to look ahead to future programming and identify and meet needs. This teammate would be available to support engagements on an ‘as needed’ basis throughout the year, depending on program scheduling. 

This is a fast-paced, virtual role ideal for someone who is technologically savvy, has strong attention to detail, and who is comfortable and capable of multitasking. This person will report to Cat Lum, nXu’s Director of Programs and will work closely with  Jabali Sawicki, Compass Director at nXu.  



  • Programming Operations & Logistics: Support youth, educator, and professional programming to ensure a smooth and effective experience for participants. 
    • Manage enrollment and application systems, survey responses, and internal programming materials. 
    • Run operations for sessions (breakout groups, participant management) using Zoom and Nearpod. 
    • Solve any logistical problems during the session, ensuring participants’ needs are met and are being promptly and effectively addressed.
  • Community Building: Develop, support, and maintain a cohesive, inclusive culture with participants during nXu’s live programming.
    • Ensure high school students and/or educators are welcomed and consistently supported throughout their programming experience, including all interactions before programming begins, throughout actual programming, and during follow-up.
  • Additional Support: Support the nXu team in additional areas of the program operations process as needed. ​



The right candidate for this position must possess the following skills, traits, and experiences: 

  • A belief in nXu’s mission and a passion for helping young people and professionals explore, articulate and pursue their purpose in life;
  • Experience managing Zoom operations (breakout rooms, meeting registrations, etc.) for groups of 50 people or more; 
  • Experience working with youth in some capacity, particularly young people who identify as people of color;
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to connect with young people who identify as people of color;
  • Experience using Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides; 
  • A strong attention to detail;
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities at one time;
  • The willingness to share feedback and reflections with peers and nXu leadership directly and in a way that can support shared resolution;
  • The ability to receive and implement feedback and coaching; 
  • Comfort in working with a remote team;
  • At least two years of college coursework; and 
  • Current authorization to work in the United States secured by the first day of employment.


nXu offers competitive compensation for this consulting role. nXu provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.


About Us

When adolescents struggle to find and pursue their purpose, they inevitably struggle in other areas, too. In the fast-changing, increasingly diverse but still inequitable 21st century, young people need a new kind of learning experience that will set them up to pursue their purpose and realize their dreams. nXu is an out-of-school program and a scalable platform, all centered around an innovative set of standards called Compass Standards that together enable young people to explore, articulate and pursue their purpose in life

Launching initially in New York City, nXu brings together a diverse group of high school students from public district, public charter, parochial, and private schools to create new and life-changing learning opportunities that transcend conventional boundaries of the “school building” and the “school day”. The program capitalizes on four summers, afternoons and weekends during 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades as well as a post-12th grade challenge (i.e. gap) year—enabling students to learn with diverse peers in spaces and contexts not typically available to them. 

Through this multi-year, multi-dimensional programming, nXu participants forge new connections—nexus, in Latin—and integrate experiences that have historically been separated for students. nXu sits at the nexus between school and college, childhood and adulthood, education and work, self and other, exploration and mastery, and the made and natural worlds. It is where students discover their purpose, plot out their own journeys, and find their place in the wider community. 

Find Us
(413) 353-2425
25 Broadway
FL 3
New York
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